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Epiphyllum anguliger is an epiphytic cactus species from the Cactaceae family. It is endemic to Mexico where its grows in tropical forests. Most grow in trees where they tuck their roots into pockets of decaying vegetable matter which settle into nooks and crannies of tree brunches. They share their habitat with orchids, bromeliads, ferns and mosses. Their tropical environment provides them with lots of warmth and  high humidity and most importantly, shading from full sun.


Pot: 14cm 

Foliage: Approximately 40cm


Secrets to success


Temperature: Ideally between 15 and 20°C. Can tolerate short periods of 10°C.


Light: These plants grow in medium light with some shade - their natural environment is fairly shaded by dense rainforest canopy. 


Air Humidity: They prefer higher humidity; this can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier or placing your plant on a watered pebble tray. 


Watering: During spring and summer water liberally and reduce watering in winter.


Potting mix: Use a potting mix with coarse sand and perlite for good drainage. 


This plant is non-toxic.

Epiphyllum anguliger - Fishbone Cactus